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One Marriage under God : the campaign to promote marriage in america

Author: Melanie Heath
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012.
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
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The meaning and significance of the institution of marriage has engendered angry and boisterous battles across the United States. In this timely and extensive study of marriage politics, Melanie Heath uncovers broad cultural anxieties that fuel on-the-ground practices to reinforce a boundary of heterosexual marriage, questioning why marriage has become an issue of pervasive national preoccupation and anxiety. From  Read more...
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Heath, Melanie
One Marriage under God : The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America
New York : NYU Press, c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Heath
ISBN: 9780814744901 0814744907
OCLC Number: 779828144
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 260 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: Marriage Promotion, Heterosexuality, and "Being American"; 1 Unite! Marriage and American Identity; 2 The Stakes of Gender and Heterosexuality; 3 Widening the Marriage Gap; 4 Teaching Marriage to Single Mothers and Inmates; 5 Marriage Recitals in High School; 6 Contesting Native American Marriage; Conclusion: The Power of the "M-Word"; Appendix A: Methods; Appendix B: Sample Characteristics: In-depth Interviews of Participants in Workshops for the General Population; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N
Series Title: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Melanie Heath.

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The meaning and significance of the institution of marriage has engendered angry and boisterous battles across the United States. In this timely and extensive study of marriage politics, Melanie Heath uncovers broad cultural anxieties that fuel on-the-ground practices to reinforce a boundary of heterosexual marriage, questioning why marriage has become an issue of pervasive national preoccupation and anxiety. From marriage workshops for the general public to relationship classes for welfare recipients to marriage education in high school classrooms, One Marriage Under God explores the impact o.

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